A northwesterly airflow builds over New Zealand today then a front coming in from the southwest hits the lower South Island late afternoon / evening bringing in a cold change.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Cloudy areas, risk of a shower or two. Mainly dry about the Bay Of Plenty with more frequent areas of sun. West to southwesterly winds.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Cloudy with a shower or two, plenty of dry areas too. Breezy west to northwesterly winds.
Eastern North Island
Sunny with northwesterly winds this afternoon.
Sunny areas and increasing cloud, northwest winds increase. Overnight showers.
Marlborough & Nelson
Sunny areas and some high cloud about Marlborough, sunny spells and increasing cloud for Nelson. North to northwesterly winds pick up this afternoon.
Sunny areas and increasing high cloud, northwesterly winds, becoming strong about inland areas this evening especially about North Canterbury. An overnight southwest change may bring a few showers.
Rain or drizzle, rain becoming heavy about South Westland this afternoon then becoming heavy further north in the evening. Rain eases overnight. Increasing northwesterly winds.
Southland & Otago
Sunny areas and increasing high cloud, chance spit after midday then late afternoon / evening a southwest change brings some rain which clears at night.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz